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Oren's Hummus Shop

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261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
+1 650-752-6492
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pita bread” (33 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (22 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

This restaurant is a find. if you like Hummus in all its varieties go to Oren's Hummus shop. if you like falafel, skewered meats or chicken go to Oren's Hummus shop. If you are on a tight budget go to Oren's Hummus shop. The pita...More

Thank ayl3
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We came to Oren's after hiking the Dish trail in Palo Alto. We ordered the Triangle Hummus plate and expected Israeli Hummus. The hummus did not even come close. The pita bread was microwaved and dry, and the falafel was not tender at all. The...More

Thank miilia
Reviewed August 23, 2016

To me this really tastes like humus should taste like an is worth the walk to get it buy not only a lunch here but also take home pack an they give you flat bread to have with you pack of humus well worth it....More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We've been to Oren's numerous times now and are usually looking for occasions (excuses?) to visit again. The star of course is the hummus and Oren's offers several varieties (e.g. with or without meats, mushrooms, etc.) and theirs is outstanding, creamy and delicious. The accompaniments...More

Thank Bbklaf
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We enjoyed the hummus and babaganoush and other dips and the yummy pita to dip in them all. Waiter was courteous and service good.

Thank Bette H
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Travel to middle east frequently, and the food served in this restaurant is as tasty, only more healthy.

Thank foggy27
Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you miss Israeli food this is the place to eat. Everything is fresh and delicious with outstanding pita. Buy some chocolate babka to enjoy at home.

Reviewed August 20, 2016

I had several good experiences at Oren's and then one horrible one. I wrote a letter explaining my issue to the company management and received no response. Nothing. Zippo. I understand that restaurant's can have a bad day and bad service can be forgiven if...More

Thank mekahami
Reviewed August 19, 2016

I went for lunch here today for the first time, with a friend, and loved it. The food is superb -- everything is extremely fresh and tasty. Their pita bread is made in-house and is the best I've had; the humus is excellent. The only...More

Thank JerryR10
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Wow, this place is outstanding. I've never had such good hummus, lamb skewers, pita homemade and babaganoush. There is a reason people will wait for a table here. Very friendly wait staff. This place was a highlight of our trip. Don't miss this restaurant.

Thank Kerri H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-752-6492
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